As we enter our 43nd year, we are hoping to expand our programs and offer more scholarships to our participants. ICI is a self-supporting, 501(c)3 organization and relies substantially on the generous gifts of the community. Last year, we were able to give over 50 scholarships to both domestic and international participants who would not otherwise have been able to attend SIIC. Below you will find information about our scholarship program, as well as be able to read testimonials given by our scholarship recipients.

Scholarships for Intercultural Competence

Thanks to the generosity of our benefactors, ICI offers an intercultural development scholarship program that invites qualified professionals to attend the Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication (SIIC). We mainly focus on diverse communities with limited access to professional intercultural development, as well as regions with a particular need for greater global understanding, but with inadequate funding to support it.

Our goal is to educate individuals in the necessary theory and practice to enable them to apply their intercultural learning in their own workplaces, whether healthcare, social services, government agencies, NGOs, or higher education.

Your contribution allows us to support the participation of those who are:

  • Working in developing countries
  • Contributing services to underfunded agencies
  • Bringing a diversity of backgrounds to the Institute

We ask for your help in supporting these important scholarships, and our mission of fostering an awareness and appreciation of cultural difference and global citizenship.

To download a donation form – click here

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For more information, please contact the SIIC Scholarship Committee at:

Scholarship recipient testimonials

To leave a testimonial – click here